USA's Sprint Signs Deal to Expand Rural 4G Coverage
Published on: 23rd May 2014
Two USA based mobile networks, Sprint and nTelos have agreed to extend their network sharing agreement through to 2022.
Under the agreement, nTelos will continue to serve as the exclusive network provider for Sprint in their territory, which covers approximately 2.1 million people in West Virginia and the western part of Virginia. In addition, Sprint customers will gain access to nTelos's recently launched 4 LTE network and nTelos will have access to Sprint's 800 MHz, 1.9 GHz and 2.5 GHz spectrum throughout the territory.
As part of the agreement, nTelos has committed to align its LTE network expansion specifications with Sprint's own network modernization program.
"Sprint and nTelos have been close partners since 1999, and today's announcement further solidifies our relationship," said James A. Hyde, CEO of nTelos Holdings Corp.
Sprint's agreement with nTelos builds on initiatives announced in March by Sprint, the Competitive Carriers Association and NetAmerica Alliance that seek to accelerate the deployment of 4G coverage throughout underserved American communities.